Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 15, 2013

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Weekend closure of I-494 in Bloomington/Richfield begins Aug. 23


Roseville, Minn – On August 23, motorists traveling in Bloomington/Richfield will encounter a weekend road closure and detour on westbound I-494 between I-35W and Hwy 100 as crews resurface the roadway. 

At 10 p.m. Friday, August 23, westbound I-494 between I-35W and Hwy 100 will close. The roadway will re-open by 4 a.m. Monday, August 26. Traffic will be detoured around the closure via I-35W, Hwy 62, Hwy 77 and Hwy 100. The eastbound I-494 lanes will remain open during the closure of the westbound lanes. 

The work is part of the I-494 improvement project. The overall project will improve the flow of traffic, improve the road surface for motorists, reduce roadway maintenance needs by replacing guard rails with concrete median barriers and improve future opportunities that match local development goals due to the new Xerxes Avenue Bridge.

For information regarding other current ramp closures in the project area, visit the project web site at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i494richfield.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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